Daylight robbery spurs police to request public assistance
Police are asking for public assistance after a Castlegar woman was assaulted and robbed in broad daylight last weekend.
Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff said the woman came to police Monday, the day after the assault, to file a complaint. “She said she was sitting at the Dairy Queen at around 8:30 a.m., Sunday morning, waiting for the Bargain Bin to open,” Postnikoff said. “Two males came around the corner, assaulted her and robbed her of an undisclosed about of money.” The woman suffered minor injuries, while the assailants fled on foot. The suspects are described as follows: One male is tall (between six feet and six-foot-two), skinny, wearing a black hoodie pulled up over his head, and blue jeans. The second male is between five-foot-nine and five-foot-eleven, thin, with shoulder-length, dirty blonde hair, wearing a red, long-sleeved chirt and blue sweat pants. “Police are asking anyone who recognizes the descriptions or who witnessed suspicious individuals Sunday morning to contact the Castlegar RCMP detachment at 250-365-7721,” said Postnikoff. “We’re really looking for help from the community on this one. The investigation is ongoing.”